Those lyrics you hear, the “Never swat a fly, he may love another fly”…They’re cute, but they also hint at ideologies found in many world religions. Most of them teach respect towards living beings, but Jainism really takes the idea and runs with it. But…carefully. Followers go to great lengths to avoid hurting even the smallest of creatures. Like the fly.
Never Swat A Fly first appeared in the 1930 sci-fi campfest “Just Imagine”. The film depicts a bustling metropolis of the future….
“New York, 1980. Where everyone has a number instead of a name, and the government tells you whom you should marry.”
Peek into the “future” , or “the past”….actually, the past’s future…
Either way, see a clip from the film right here.